I have used WordPress.org to upload the software on to my server and am now ready to go. However, I can't seem to locate how to pay to get rid of adverts. Also I signed up on WordPress.com for a blog before I decided to upload to my server and I notice that when I log onto the WP.org version on my server there seem to be hardly any facilities for my blog (ie, I can't figure out how to get to them!) and yet if I log in on WordPress.com the dashboard comes up which is different from the one on my server. Are there 2 different dashboard versions - the one on my WordPress.com login looks useful, the one on my server doesn't!
Also, if I used the blog interface on WordPress.com (which has a different username and password from the one I used via WordPress,org) and created a blog would it upload OK to my website blog link which is http://www.englishplants.co.uk/blog? I thought that if I wanted to have this sort of web address I had to use WordPress.org? If you visit this link you will see how basic it all looks and not at all integrated with my business site.
I am very confused (maybe I am being a bit thick too!) so would be grateful if someone could help me find the useful stuff on my dashboard in WP.org so that I can create a blog - at the moment it looks as though I can do hardly anything! And also advise how I pay to get rid of the adverts that WP threaten to show occasionally.